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Why do the characters in The Big Short talk directly to camera?

Because the director thinks this helps the audience: Director Adam McKay harnessed plenty of star power when he adapted Michael Lewis non-fiction book "The Big Short" for the big screen [...]. ...
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Why do the characters in The Big Short talk directly to camera?

The technique of talking directly to the audience (which is what they are doing when talking directly to the camera) is called "breaking the 4th wall". The Big Short is not the only movie where this ...
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How aware are the Phineas and Ferb characters that they're in a TV show?

They are pretty aware of it. The fourth wall is broken many times in Phineas and Ferb. Here is a list with scenes and episodes and quotes when they did it. Here are some of the best ones that ...
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Are there any Indian movies which contain breaking the fourth wall?

In Indian Bollywood movies, it is pretty common to break the fourth wall in comic scenes. Like in the movie Mard, the lead actor Amitabh Bacchan talks facing the screen. He is clearly talking to the ...
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Is "breaking the 4th wall" a thing in animations too?

Breaking the 4th wall is not a "character" looking at the audience. It's the acknowledge of the existence of audience by the work thus incorporating it in it's own existence. Breaking the ...
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Is there an industry term that describes the degree to which a body of work breaks the 4th wall?

The terminology that Community creator Dan Harmon employs is "meta," used as a comparable adjective. In a 2010 interview with Uproxx: “We don’t go to our Thursday night half-hour shows hoping to ...
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Are there any Indian movies which contain breaking the fourth wall?

"The Accidental Prime minister" is one such movie where the fourth wall is broken most of the times by the actor Akshay Khanna who plays the role of Sanjay Baru the narrator of the story and also on ...
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Is there any information if Deadpool will break the fourth wall in the 2016 film?

As an after the fact answer, having seen the movie, there is multiple instances of Leaning on the Fourth Wall, Breaking the Fourth Wall, and a complete Lack of Fourth Wall, as well as some Lampshade ...
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